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Free parking, beautiful views in both directions, fabulous sand dunes covered in flowers and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kendra m
Vancouver, Washington
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Marina State Beach, Marina Ca.

A very nice and typical California beach. Very easy access. A small parking lot and no charge to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Healdsburg, California
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Reservation Road, Marina, CA 93933
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Free parking, beautiful views in both directions, fabulous sand dunes covered in flowers and succulent plants. Great for a long walk and fun to hike up the dunes. We saw dolphins surfing the waves!!!!!!! Very pretty sunset!

Thank kendra m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice and typical California beach. Very easy access. A small parking lot and no charge to enter. Great place to stroll and watch the sunset.

1  Thank AE6YB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed just a block away. Went to see the view, whales spouting and a great sunset. Quiet, no charge to enter, no camping or RV's so it remains quiet.

Thank Randy6272
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mid life adventure as me and another friend took a hang gliding class at Marina State Beach. Business located right across beach parking lot. Beach has nice path to walk along and a few tables to sit and eat on. Depending on weather you can...More

Thank 274christyd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Reservation exit & checked out the public beach. It has restrooms & small parking lot. The area is great to watch the local Hand Gliders, see the whales jumping, & have a picnic.

Thank Rhonda1364
Reviewed September 8, 2018

This is a beautiful beach, clean sand and perfect for a beach walk or just sit for a relaxing view of waves

Thank deidre40
Reviewed August 22, 2018

This whole area is very scenic and this beach is rough, full of crashing waves and craggy rocks. Beautiful!

Thank Adnora
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I go here on a regular basis, and every time it’s a bit different. The soft sand and slopes can make for a workout, which could be what you want anyway. It can be foggy and windy one day, and sunny and warm another day,...More

Thank Holly O
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Nice to walk along the beach after a long day of driving. Parking is free in the lot or park and walk in. No shells at this beach.

1  Thank Tina H
Reviewed July 29, 2018

We had been to this beach on the way to Big Sur, because we stayed near the beach. It's good for a day out.

Thank Jacob J
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Ian K
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Response from QueenGlenda | Reviewed this property |
I've been to this area for over 35 years and never heard that. We have always felt safe at dusk at the beaches
Laurel B
February 22, 2016|
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Response from Larry N | Reviewed this property |
No beach access from what I recall. Parking does give a beach view. Very nice view from the parking area.